Multiple allegations of sexual harassment have been lodged against executive producer Andrew Kreisberg, who has credits on The Flash, Arrow, DC's Legends of Tomorrow, and Supergirl.
In response, Supergirl star, Melissa Benoist has issued a powerful statement, not naming Kreisberg but offering her support for every woman who's come forward with their own stories of harassment or assault. Supergirl is about strong women fighting for what's right, and Benoist's statement proves that she lives up to her role.
Melissa Benoist became hero for many feminists when she joined the CW's Supergirl series.
via: Getty ImagesWhen the show's executive producer Andrew Kriesberg was accused of sexual harassment, it opened up another narrative — how could a show about such strong women be produced and endorsed by a serial harasser?
Kriesberg, pictured below, was suspended by Warner Bros. Television pending an investigation of multiple instances of harassment.
via: Getty ImagesKreisberg allegedly created a "toxic" work environment by touching people without permission, repeatedly making sexual comments about women's appearances, and make many staffers feel uncomfortable. In a statement, Warner Bros. Television said, "We have suspended Mr. Kriesberg and are conducting an internal investigation. We take all allegations of misconduct extremely seriously, and are committed to creating a safe working environment for our employees and everyone involved in our productions."
On the evening of November 12, Melissa Benoist posted this statement to Twitter:
❤️ https://t.co/bIAcZWrYOT— Melissa Benoist (@Melissa Benoist)1510541045.0